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Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...choosing a home to retire into." says Benoit Gingras - President of Batiment Pre-fab, the manufacturers This contemporary prefab Eco Home is the perfect mix of affordability, quality and performance © Studio MMA This room is visually and functionally enlarged by the adjoining deck area . Enclosed to the roa...

How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly

...siding and roofs should be viewed as a rainscreen just keeping precipitation away from the control layers of the wall – your thermal, air and vapor barriers. Warm air rises, so there is always more air pressure at the higher points of any house or building, as in the top floor ceiling. And air will find any hole no m...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...siding wood siding options , natural wood finishes , Passive Solar, Passive House & LEED certified homes for inspiration here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Choosing a slab on grade instead of a basement leads to a significant reduction in the use of concrete, as all the walls of the home are made of wood. The First S1600 house built was an Ecohome concept house with a slab-on-grade solar air-heated radiant floor. Natural building materials reduce emissions The...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...siding, cedar posts, landscaping rock, bricks or any combination thereof. We have a page dedicated to keyhole gardens for more details. For Seeds, Plants, Tools & Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . 5.) The edible landscape, forest gardens and permascaping The art...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...siding needs replacement then installing a continuous rigid panel insulation to the exterior under the finish, along with an ERV or HRV unit for ventilation, as a way to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter while saving a ton of money. Remember, Insulation is the gift that keeps on giving, long after th...